A man pulled over by police for using his mobile phone while driving gave police an excuse for his dangerous driving that they probably weren’t expecting.
Western Australia Police pulled the man over on Abernethy road in Belmont, east of Perth, after spotting him on his smartphone.
The man’s response when asked by police why he was driving while using his phone surprised them enough that it was posted to the WA Police Traffic Twitter page.
WA police pulled the man over on Abernethy road in Belmont, east of Perth, after spotting him on his mobile phone while driving when he gave a strange excuse for his behaviour
‘I was watching porn,’ was the driver’s response according to the citation.
Despite his explicitly honest response the driver was still fined $400 and three demerit points.
The Twitter post drew the attention of a number of other users who saw the light side of the incident.
‘How many hands did he have on the steering wheel? None,’ one user wrote.
‘Lol? The fines a bit stiff!’ another added.
The post also had some topical hash tags including #dontlethemissusknow.
It’s not the first time that police have had to pull people over for surprising reasons.
Despite his explicitly honest response the driver was still fined $400 and three demerit points by WA police
A Sydney woman was pulled over for dangerous driving on August 22 when police spotted her eating an ice cream and cheeseburger as she drove with an unsecured baby in the car.
The woman was fined for driving without full control of her vehicle and for failing to properly restrain a child in the vehicle and Superintendent Rob Critchlow said people need to be aware while driving.
‘Driving a car on our busy roads is hazardous at the best of times and requires full concentration and awareness of your surroundings,’ he said.
Police remind the public that drivers must always ensure they have full control of the vehicle.
A report released in early August also found that most Australian drivers admit to a raft of dangerous habits behind the wheel including eating, texting and applying makeup
‘Also not securing a child in a seat or seatbelt is unforgivable and will be dealt with most seriously’.
A report released in early August also found that most Australian drivers admit to a raft of dangerous habits behind the wheel including eating, texting, applying makeup or just testing how far they can drive with eyes closed.
A quarter of all Australians admit to having used a mobile phone whilst driving and 38 per cent say they have eaten take away food behind the wheel, according to the 2018 Safe Driving Report released by finder.com.au.
Other risky maneuvers – wearing thongs behind the pedals, smoking or reaching back to deal with children in the backseats – are common offenders.
Nationwide, almost one in three drivers wear thongs on the roads but the trend is highest in Western Australian with 37 per cent admitting to it.